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From Daniel Shahaf <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: PMCs: any Hackathon requests? (deadline 11 October)
Date Thu, 10 Oct 2019 20:47:05 GMT
Nathan Hartman wrote on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 16:12:01 -0400:
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 1:48 PM Daniel Shahaf <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
> > > Should these be re-merged into one item, as you had it before?
> >
> > That depends.  _Do_ the Windows build scripts support libmagic?
> 
> I think they don't. Unless I missed something.
> 
> It looks as though the Windows build uses the makefile at
> tools/dev/windows-build/Makefile. I am guessing that packagers for the
> Windows platform are using this as their starting point? Anyway, this
> makefile makes absolutely no mention of libmagic.

That makefile is not the primary way to build on windows.  The primary way is
what INSTALL documents, i.e., gen-make.py and build/**/*.py.

Given that the makefile specifies serf 1.1.0 and configure.ac enforces ≥1.3.4,
I dare say that no one uses that makefile any more.

Cheers,

Daniel


> I'll merge the two items into one:
> 
> * Python programming:
> 
>   - SVN-3914 - Implement building with libmagic on Windows in the build
>     scripts and document it in INSTALL.
>     https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SVN-3914?issueNumber=3914

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